Postal Bulletin highlights prevention of heat illnesses

Rising temperatures can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat illnesses such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke may occur. Symptoms range from mild and easily correctable to severe and life- threatening. High temperatures and humidity, direct sun or heat,…

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USPS OIG Property Condition Reviews – Ohio 

Background The North Royalton, Willoughby, and Jesse C. Owens Post Offices are in the Ohio 1 District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective was to…

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OSHA proposes $236,783 in fines for USPS workplace safety violations in Lehigh Valley

DOL News Release – June 17, 2021 US POSTAL SERVICE FAILED TO PREVENT BLOCKED, OBSTRUCTED EXITS, OTHER SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT LEHIGH VALLEY FACILITY BETHLEHEM, PA – A federal workplace safety inspection of a U.S. Postal Service location in Hanover Township found employees exposed to potentially serious and fatal injuries in the event of an emergency….

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USPS OIG Property Condition Reviews – Massachusetts 

Background The Cochituate, Winchester, and John F. Kennedy Post Offices are in the Massachusetts-Rhode Island District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective was to determine…

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USPS: Video promotes Dog Bite Awareness Week

  The Postal Service is promoting its National Dog Bite Awareness Week with an animated video that includes safety tips for canine owners. More than 5,800 dog bite incidents occurred last year, often when unrestrained dogs viewed letter carriers delivering mail as a threat. These incidents are preventable when dog owners are vigilant and leash…

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USPS Releases Dog Attack National Rankings

June 10, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — More than 5,800 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2020. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the general public. To highlight the enormity of this serious issue, the U.S. Postal Service is…

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APWU: Updated procedures for OWCP claims related to COVID-19

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 Subject: New OWCP bulletin FECA released a new bulletin on the updated procedures for OWCP claims related to COVID-19. The bulletin is FECA Bulletin No. 21-09 Subject: Processing FECA Claims for COVID-19 under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The bulletin describes new procedures claims…

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APWU: Workers Memorial Day – Stand Up For Safe Jobs

April 28, 2021 Today, we are marking Workers Memorial Day by taking action together to protect our health and safety at work. Workers Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the passage of the Oc­cupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), which went into effect 50 years ago. It is a day to remember workers killed or…

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